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Q. We have a difficult situation and need advice. We bought a house 12 years ago and now want to sell, but our bank wants a certificate of occupancy, and we have some items, such as a deck and pool . . . more
Q. I have so many questions since I met with the contractor who will raise my house. Is it safe, and do I have to empty everything out? My contractor says I can use . . . more
Q. I have so many questions since I met with the contractor who will raise my house. Is it safe, and do I have to empty everything out? My contractor says I can use . . . more
Q. Each spring for the past few years, we’ve had this horrible smell in our house, and we’ve searched high and low but can’t locate where it’s coming from. We’ve had exterminators . . . more
Q. As per our engineer’s recommendation in 2012, a new roof was installed on our “new” cape, to replace the flat old brittle roof. Within a year, shingles began to bulge and curl, and the roofer returned to repair them. more
Q. We had our bathroom renovated recently, and were down to the last details. The shower door needed installing, and we got a handyman, because the contractor thought it was too small for him to do. more
Q. We have these black spots on our front yard and side yard window sills and, against the white paint, it looks awful. We only started noticing them within the past month. Could this be mold? more
Q. Our deck was built 30 years ago. Now we’re getting ready to sell, and changed the handrails and replaced some boards, but an inspector showed up and gave us a “notice of violation.” We didn’t know a deck needs a permit . . . more
Q. Our deck was built 30 years ago by my husband and a contractor/friend. Now we’re getting ready to sell, and changed the handrails and replaced some boards, but when we did this, an inspector showed up and gave us a “notice of violation.” more
Q. We’re having problems with the contractor and the architect now that our work has started. The contractor says the plans are incomplete and don’t show . . . more
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